Man in Iron Maiden top could help solve taxi driver cheese wire murder

The fresh appeal comes on the 39th anniversary of the violent attack.

Man in Iron Maiden t-shirt could help solve murder of Aberdeen taxi driver George Murdoch 39 years ago Police Scotland

A man wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt could assist in the investigation into the death of an Aberdeen taxi driver 39 years on from his murder, detectives have said.

George Murdoch was violently attacked with a cheese wire on September 29, 1983 after he turned onto Pitfodels Station Road on the outskirts of the city at around 8.25pm

The 58-year-old later died and on the 39th anniversary of the attack, police have issued a fresh appeal to trace a man they believe may be able to assist in their investigation.

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Following an appeal issued by Police Scotland this time last year, officers are now looking to identify an Aberdeen local who was wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt.

The man is described as small, stocky and in his 60s or 70s.

The man was seen in Wilson’s Sports Bar on Market Street in Aberdeen in September 2015.

Detective Inspector James Callander, from Police Scotland’s Mestigation Team, said: “Following last year’s appeal we now have information about a man we would like to speak to as we believe he may be able to assist with our investigation into the murder of George.

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“We continue to receive information about what may have happened to George, which is very encouraging and I would like to thank the public for this. 

“The public’s continued assistance and support is vital in order to bring this inquiry to a conclusion and provide much needed closure to George’s family.

“We are urging anyone who has not come forward previously who believes they can assist the investigation to contact 101 or email a dedicated inbox at SCDHOLMESAberdeen@scotland.police.uk.”